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Old January 31, 2013, 12:56 AM   #2
JohnKSa
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The DAO models were manufactured through 2004, the safety and decocker models were manufactured through 2009.

The chart below is for the Decock only models--like the one in the picture.

Beginning Serial #--Year

304-88013 1993
307-58873 1994
309-89047 1995
310-53882 1996
310-79465 1997
312-13397 1998
312-71930 1999
313-62765 2000
314-26003 2001
314-85982 2002
315-12033 2003
315-29067 2004
315-53386 2005
315-78882 2006
315-91160 2007
316-50732 2008
316-78139 2009


HOWEVER, it's important to understand that the supply chain can be slow at times and it is certainly possible for a gun to be purchased new long after it has been discontinued. I've done it myself. I bought a brand-new Beretta 86 some years after Beretta stopped making them. I happened to run across one at a local shop.

So, if the gun was made near the end of production and sat on the shelf at a distributor for awhile, then on a local gun store shelf for awhile, it could have easily sold new in 2010 or 2011 or even later.
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